Published On : Sat, Apr 16th, 2016

Dilip Kumar admitted to hospital, next 72 hours critical, say doctors

Dilip Kumar Famous Actor

Bollywood’s legendary actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to a hospital early on Saturday after he complained of respiratory problems. The actor was brought to Lilavati hospital in Mumbai at around 2.30 am on Saturday, hospital sources said.

“I got a call that he was unwell. He had fever and had vomited a few times. He was suffering from pneumonia as well. His white blood cells had shot up. We thought it would be better to admit him to hospital,” Dr Jalil Parkar of Lilavati Hospital.

In an update, Dr Parkar told that the actor would have to be shifted to ICU if “he didn’t recover well in the next 48 hours”. He also said that the “next 72 hours are important”.

Earlier, family sources had said that there is nothing to worry.

Called the ‘tragedy king of Bollywood’, he also featured in Kranti, Shakti, Karma and Saudagar. His last film was Qila in 1998. Kumar was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2015. Earlier, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.